13 july


Marjoram park

I am planning a late afternoon picnic.

at my favorite park on our rather tiny island

It's always quite there...

it is old and sits on the side of the sea near the wharf

there is a small rocky beach for scrambling about, 

a path up the little hill and into the wood where 

a bench sits on a small cliff,

and down on the grass is this beautiful table.

Joe is starting a new job this week after a year of working

an interim job where he was less than happy.

I want to celebrate with a serendipitous

picnic in the park

I am the keeper of our home

serendipitous for my family means there will be some planning on my part

I do not use "one time" only things, so plastic and paper are not for us

I will fill our old picnic basket with white china plates,

cloth napkins, our daily use silverware,

and mason jars with lemonade and sweet tea.

Early in the afternoon, I will stop by the community gardens

and pick some of the wild flowers to grace the table.

The old wedding ring quilt will serve as a tablecloth.

We will entertain ourselves with frisbee,

and perhaps a race over the rocks.

After we eat, a jump off the wharf into the Atlantic.

Just before twilight we will amble up the hilly path to the bench on the cliff

and watch the sun setting over the ocean

none of this will cost us a cent 
the time we spend together is priceless
it is how I show my love to my family
it is how we open up our hearts with Jah
it is the very basis of every single thing that matters in our lives

the time we spend out of doors 

with no mad rush to the next event, 
with no artificial entertainment

just grace and one another  
of an evening


Proverbs 15:15

 a merry heart has a continual feast

I would like to invite you to join us tomorrow for my first ever meme link up

Tuesday Afternoons

Where your post may be about any gentle thing that is on your mind

of a tuesday afternoon 










  1. Good morning, the day and your picnic with your hubby sounds wonderful. Picnicking is a simple pleasure that I really enjoy! A lovely post and beautiful images.Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  2. Picnics are summer's treasures.

  3. Sounds like a perfect picnic day.......enjoy iI!


  4. Lovely plans! I bet your day will be a wonderful one.

  5. What a wonderful way to celebrate life! There is nothing like a picnic. Beautiful! Happy Monday!

  6. You make your picnic sound so wonderful and I like the idea of no disposables. It makes the table and whole outing more special when china and glass are packed to be spread out on a cozy quilt.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  7. Interesting post! I'm visiting you from Mondays Musings! You're invited also to join me at Words of Comfort Link Up.


  8. Beautiful post. You write so beautifully.

  9. Ah, I miss those quiet, calm times of just "being". Enjoy the picnic.

  10. A slice of heaven this post and your blog....

  11. What a lovely post! I hope it all went very well for you. The best things in life are always free!! God bless you, sweet friend. :)

  12. Kara...what a sweet, precious picture you paint of your picnic. I'm sure it was a lovely time. And your photos are real nice. Thank you for sharing on Monday's Musings. Have a great week. :-)


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